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The Bengals gave Denarius Moore a contract that doesn't give him much security to make the roster, which means he'll have to earn it if he wants to be a Bengal in 2015.

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Denarius Moore signed with the Bengals this week after visiting several teams this offseason.

It's unclear what other offers Moore was presented, but he ended up taking Cincinnati's offer this week to fight for a roster spot at relatively thin position group. While no one is doubting that A.J. Green is the No. 1 receiver, there is uncertainty at the other spots with Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu becoming free agents next year.

Moore will also become a free agent in 2016 after signing a one-year deal worth up to $825,000. He received a $25,000 signing bonus, and will get a $30,000 roster bonus if he's on the Week 1 roster. $745,000 of his contract comes in base salary.

While it doesn't seem like much compared to what other NFL players make, this one-year deal is actually higher than Moore got over his first three NFL seasons, per Over the Cap:

Year

Base Salary(Guaranteed)

Bonuses

Cap
Number

Prorated

Roster

Workout

Other

2011

$375,000

$47,513

$0

$0

$0

$422,513

2012

$465,000

$47,513

$0

$0

$0

$512,513

2013

$555,000

$47,513

$0

$0

$0

$602,513

2014

$1,431,000

$47,513

$0

$0

$0

$1,478,513

Still, Moore's contract doesn't do much to assure he'll win a roster spot in 2015. Green, Sanu and Jones are locks for the roster, while James Wight is likely also held in higher regard than Moore as of now.

That means Moore will likely fight Brandon Tate and any rookie receivers added to the team for the fifth, sixth and possibly seventh receiver spots on the 53-man roster.